Trump has frequently clashed with CNN and has castigated them in the past for their broad international presence. The president believes the news organization is making the country look bad in its coverage of his administration.
From Daily Caller:
@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
CNN maintains a robust presence abroad with flagship stations in several foreign nations. The president appeared to be suggesting in his tweet that he would support a government-backed competitor to CNN.
Trump’s suggestion appears to be bear resemblance to the Voice of America service, which “began broadcasting in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda with accurate and unbiased news and information,” according to its website.
VOA now provides “service in more than 40 languages” and serves “an estimated weekly global audience of 236.8 million.”